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The human body contains 10-20 mg of manganese, and is widely distributed in body specially in intestinal track, liver and reproductive organs. It is stored in the blood and liver.
• It helps the synthesis of haemoglobin, like copper but on a lesser degree.
• A combination, of iron, copper, and manganese is given to treat hypochronic anaemia.
• It has a role in normal reproductive physiology and producing more milk and nursing mothers.
• Manganese ions activate many enzymes and helps in proper utilization of vitamin B and E.
• It is helpful in diabetes as it increases tolerance.
• Manganese as a component of different enzymes helps metabolise carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
• It helps in combination with Choline, in digestion and utilization of fat.
• Manganese nourishes the brain and nerves which helps in right coordination between brain, nerves and muscles in every part of the body.
Natural Sources of Manganese
Sources of manganese are whole grain bran, seeds, nuts, shell-fish, organ meats and black tea.
Daily requirement of Manganese
The RDA (recommended daily allowance) of 1.5 mg for Children and 2 to 5 mg for adults is recommended. Normal mixed diet contains about 2 mg, which is enough.
• Its deficiency result is poor growth, digestive disorders, and abnormal bone formation.
• On prolonged deficiency it may also affect fertility, and cause impotence in men.
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